Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home

4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR


Sandy Davenport

July 20, 1929February 6, 2020

Retired MSgt Sandy Davenport, 90, of Saucier, MS, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at his home. He was born July 20, 1929 in Alma to the late John and Myrtle Davenport. He served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and Vietnam War retiring as a Master Sergeant. After the Air Force, he remained at Keesler AFB for 14 years as an Electronics Instructor. He was a member of White Plains United Methodist Church in Saucier, and his joy was raising and training hound dogs.

He was preceded in death by his first, Thelma Davenport, and his second wife, Earlyne Davenport; a sister, Dorothy Weiman; five brothers, Jack, Lloyd, Wilbur, Harold, and Jim Davenport; a granddaughter, Skye Davenport; and a grandson, Rob Davenport.

He is survived by four sons, Bruce Davenport (Karen), Kent Davenport (Beth), Barry Davenport (Donna), and Mark Davenport; a sister, Joann Rogers; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at Newberry Chapel Methodist Church in Alma with interment to follow at Newberry Chapel Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR. Arrangements in Mississippi were under the direction of Riemann Family Funeral Home of Gulfport.

The family will visit with friends prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020, at Newberry Chapel Methodist Church at 3406 Old Rudy Road, Alma.

Memorials contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.


  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 14, 2020


Sandy Davenport

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Stephen and Jacque Evans

February 12, 2020

Mark ,

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. God bless each of you.

Dennis Smith

February 12, 2020

My memory of Sandy dates back to when we were buddies in the First Grade at Alma Public school. Even then he was always smiling and a happy little boy. Later, as my family moved into the Hobbtown community , I went to their one room school, then to Rudy and on to Alma for the 9th grade. This meant that I rode the same bus that took the Davenport children on to Alma. For the 3 years that followed I often buddied with Sandy. After high school I attended College of the Ozarks at Clarksville where Sandy's brother "Punk" was enrolled. I was so thankful that I read the obituaries from Ft. Smith and saw were Sandy had served his country during the Korean and Vietnam war. I served 4 years in the Navy during the Korean war with 2 deployments to Korea. Thank you, Sandy! Dennis Smith, Springfield, Mo.